Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray called … proposal to force the country to pay for a wall along the U.S. border, or face economic consequences if it doesn’t, a kind of diplomatic harassment that’s doomed to fail … Diplomats are mobilizing to assist immigrants in gaining U.S. citizenship, hosting free workshops on naturalization. About 12 million Mexicans live in the U.S. and almost half lack legal status, according to a study released in November by the Pew Research Center. –Bloomberg
Above, we have further confirmation of the sort we predicted months ago. Our thought at the time was that any, prolonged anti-Mexican sentiment, especially voiced by major candidates, would contribute to the further integration of systems and citizens.
Many in the US are against this sort of unification and are hoping that the current political firestorm blowing across the US will injure its possibility. But ironically, as we have argued, the anti-unification trend will likely serve as an impetus to organize pro-unification forces.
The larger issue here is the idea that one is much better off trusting to his or her own devices than to wait for political processes to create the kind of peaceful, positive change that one hopes will evolve.
Often the reverse takes place. And this is probably happening now. Because the issue of immigration has received so much prominence from an electoral standpoint, it has given the Mexican government the opportunity to advance additional unification.
We can see from the Bloomberg article (excerpt above) that Mexico has now launched an effort to support US immigrants in gaining citizenship. Ultimately, the plan has been to merge three countries together and thus mimic the European Union: Canada, the US and Mexico.
– While a major highway running between Canada and Mexico was stopped, other highways are being built that will accomplish the same purpose, only more circuitously.
-Just recently, there have been reports that the number of “unaccompanied children” crossing into the US is up by some 1,200 percent in the past five years, according to a Congressional Research Service report. Further increases are expected.
-Mexican politicians have used US political rhetoric for their own purposes. Meanwhile, in the US, the rhetoric has helped bring together disparate, leftist groups under the nomenclature Democracy Spring.
Last week we reported on Democracy Spring’s protest against money in the US political system. This resulted in numerous arrests in the nation’s capitol. But we also pointed out that, “something bigger is going on.”
The anger manifest in the current political season is being used by elite money-men to forge a new protest coalition that is extensive and international. A quick glance at Democracy Spring’s website reveals a coalition of supporting groups drawn from the entire spectrum of leftist activism … Ironically, they are using the current polarization of US politics to build this bigger movement.
The result of the current US election will not be a better or freer America no matter what you may wish to believe. Large systems and political enterprises are not reversible from below. In the modern era, change takes place at the top and is controlled by a powerful few.
“Red” China for instance was built by Mao, reportedly a graduate of Yale divinity school and apparently a member of the same secret fraternity as George W. Bush and John Kerry. The Soviet Union was in large part funded by Wall Street money as G. Edward Griffin showed in his history of central banking, The Creature from Jekyll Island.
The evolution of even the largest states has been toward globalism and there is no reason to believe the fate of the US will be any different.
It is tempting to believe that such tides can be reversed. But even if this did take place, the reversal would not create a more peaceful or less chaotic environment at least in the short term. Instead, disruption would likely create more chaos.
Counting on a political process to create a better and more livable society doesn’t make a lot of sense. This rarely happens, given the complexity of the modern state and the number of participants in a given decision.
Additionally, one has to take on faith a given candidate’s ability to pursue the goals set forth in his campaign. Too many politicians say what they believe will get them elected without having any intention of acting on their statements.
Conclusion: Ultimately, one cannot control a large – federal – political process, nor trust in its outcome. Seek to control your own environment as best you can and to achieve your goals within that context. Surrender illusions that a political process will provide the key to unlocking personal goals. Only you can do that.